"I got a great response," Rivers said, "but that's why you go under a curtain and you vote for real because [they say], 'Yeah, I'm going to vote for him' and then they [pull] that other lever."
The coaches will select the seven reserves from the West who will be announced Thursday afternoon on TNT: three frontcourt players, two backcourt players and two wild-card players from any position.
The starting frontcourt players are the Clippers'
Jordan entered Wednesday leading the NBA in field-goal percentage (.645) and rebounding (13.9) while ranking fourth in blocks (2.4). He was also averaging a career-high 9.5 points per game.
Being selected one of the final frontcourt players will be a, well, tall order. Among the other candidates are Portland's
"It's going to be a tough one," Rivers said of Jordan's being selected as an All-Star. "There's just a lot of guys at that position, the four-five."
Clippers reserve forward